The Off Season

Dir. James Felix McKenney (2003 90 min, 1.85)

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In the beginning, THE OFF SEASON appears to be the story of a young couple from New York City moving up to Maine to get away from it all. Soon, strange things begin to happen in the one-room apartment that they occupy — things that the once close couple cannot discuss with each other. This is not a typical ghost story resulting from a tragic death, but the tale of a place haunted by guilt and the fear of abandonment.


Glass Eye Pix presents a MonsterPants Movie
THE OFF SEASON starring CHRISTINA CAMPANELLA, DON WOOD
RUTH KULERMAN, LARRY FESSENDEN and ANGUS SCRIMM as “Ted”
production coordinator LISA WISELY original score NOAH DEFILIPPIS
director of photography DAVID W. HALE executive producer LARRY FESSENDEN
writer, editor, producer and director JAMES FELIX MCKENNEY

“The Off Season delivers both remarkable character development and terrific “jump” moments. Prepare to scream, shudder and never shower in a motel again.”
— Corinne LowThe Chronicle

“deliberately-paced ghost story from executive producer Larry Fessenden. At first glance, the plot plays out like The Shining, but more probing reveals that there’s a lot at work here and that the film has merit on its own.”
— Martin & Porter, DVD & Video Guide 2007

Please Note: Despite what you may see depicted on the cover of the Lionsgate DVD, there is NO hand reaching out of the ground, nor a graveyard in this film.
There is a motel and there are ghosts.




PRESS ARCHIVE


August 10: Angus Scrimm Takes THE OFF SEASON
Fangoria by Jeremiah Kipp

June 28: THE OFF SEASON/AMONG US DVD art/specs
Fangoria by Michael Gingold

April 21: Lions Gate books THE OFF SEASON and more
Fangoria by Michael Gingold

2004

December 17: THE OFF SEASON on screen at NC festival
Fangoria by Tony Timpone
 & Michael Gingold

September 30: “INDIE SHOP OF HORRORS”
An Interview with ScareFlix Executive Producer Larry Fessenden.
Filmmaker Magazine By Jeremiah Kipp

September 14: “THE OFF SEASON and THE ROOST to premiere in NYC”
Fangoria By Tony Timpone

September 14: “Glass Eye Pix Premieres Two In NYC”
The Horror Channel by Ryan Rotten

August 19: “Larry Fessenden talks his latest projects” 
Fangoria by Nicanor Loreti

May 13: “New sites for ScareFlix’s ROOST and OFF SEASON”
Fangoria

2003

November 6: “Larry Fessenden/Scare Flix rule THE ROOST”
Fangoria

May 23: “THE OFF SEASON WRAPS”
Rue Morgue

April 3: “Angus Scrimm on board for THE OFF SEASON”
Fangoria


THE OFF SEASON

Rick and Kathryn settle down for the winter in a dingy motel in Maine. The neighbors are quite odd, but there’s something much more bizarre occupying this seaside dwelling.

 

From CANNIBALLISTIC! director James Felix McKenney comes the eerie tale of two people trapped together and driven apart by the guilt-ridden specters inhabiting their single room. THE OFF SEASON is a time and place where people find themselves trapped in a claustrophobic Limbo and dreams are stifled out of existence. It is where Guilt has taken up residence and Fear reigns.

Christina Campanella (THE ADDICTION), Don Wood (TV’s COLONIAL HOUSE & IN A FIX), Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM), Larry Fessenden (HABIT) and Brenda Cooney (CONVULSION) join veteran actress Ruth Kulerman and New York performance artists Jamie Sneider and Francine Pado in a ghost story that proves that it’s not always as simple as just packing up and leaving.